Google Doodle Remembers Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay : Feminist Freedom Fighter
The present Google doodle commends the 115th birth anniversary of Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, a social reformer who partook in India’s freedom struggle. Her views on women’s rights issues are as relevant in the modern times.
Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay Profile
• Name: Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay
• Born: April 3, 1903
• Died: October 29, 1988
• Born / Home Town: Mangalore
• Profession: Freedom Fighter, Social Reformer
• Father: Ananthaya Dhareshwar
• Mother: Girijabai
Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay Biography
Born on 3 April 1903 in Mangalore, Kamladevi continuously developed as one of only a handful couple of women’s activist flexibility contenders the nation has seen. Indeed, even after India’s freedom in 1947, she kept on working for the exiles and furthermore added to the social scene. The Google doodle offers looks of her assemblage of work. Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay was a main thrust behind setting up of key social organizations in the nation including National School of Drama, World Crafts Council and Sangeet Natak Academy.
She lost her dad at seven years old, was hitched at 14 years old and lost her better half at 16 years old. A dowager at an exceptionally youthful age, Kamladevi headed out to London to ponder. She joined Indian National Congress in 1927 and continuously turned into the principal Indian lady to be captured by British for entering Bombay Stock Exchange and offer parcels of booty salt in 1930. Truth be told, Kamladevi – an agitator in her own particular right – additionally couldn’t help contradicting Mahatama Gandhi when he restricted consideration of ladies in salt satyagraha.
She was likewise the primary Indian ladies to keep running for a political office. In 1926, after she met the author of All India Women’s Congress, Margaret Cousins, Kamladevi challenged for a seat in Madras Legislative gathering, be that as it may, she lost by only 55 votes.
In her journal, she worried on how “ladies had no rights” around then. She additionally squeezed for Uniform Civil Code to guarantee sexual orientation equity and frequently voiced her supposition against kid marriage. Amid her movements to the United States, she got to know numerous American women’s activists to grow her perspective.
Indian creator Raja Rao portrayed the social reformer as “maybe the most august lady on the Indian scene today. Immovably Indian and along these lines all inclusive, exceptionally modern both in sensibility and insight, she strolls with everybody, in city and nation with absolute straightforwardness.”
She died on October 29, 1988.
Books by Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay
• The Awakening of Indian women
• Japan-its weakness and strength
• Uncle Sam’s empire
• In war-torn China
• Towards a National theatre
• America,: The land of superlatives
• At the Cross Roads
• Socialism and Society
• Tribalism in India.
• Handicrafts of India.
• Indian Women’s Battle for Freedom.
• Indian Carpets and Floor Coverings
• India’s Craft Tradition.
• Indian Handicrafts
• Traditions of Indian Folk Dance.
• The Glory of Indian Handicrafts
• Inner Recesses, Outer Spaces
Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay Awards
• Ramon Magsaysay Award
• Padma Bhushan
• Padma Vibhushan
Remembering Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay
• Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay at Spinning Wheel
• Kamaladevi Chattopadhaya detail from a publicity campaign of early 1940s
• Kamaladevi Chattopadhaya leading their imperial highness to dias
• Smt Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay and Pt Jawaharlal Nehru – Prime Minister
• Kamaladevi Chattopadhaya leading Congress in March 1930
• Crown Pince Akihito & Princess Michiko, Smt Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, Pt Jawaharlal Nehru – Prime Minister, Mr Joseph Allen Stein
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